Nicholas J. Peterson

Nicholas J. Peterson

Location:
Spearfish, South Dakota
Phone:
605-642-2147
Fax:
605-642-4079
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Nick Peterson was born and raised in Watertown, South Dakota. He graduated with honors from the University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business in 2012 with a degree in Business Administration. Upon obtaining his undergraduate degree, Nick attended the University of South Dakota School of Law. After his first year of law school, Nick worked as an unpaid legal intern for The Honorable Charles B. Kornmann in Aberdeen, South Dakota, where he was fortunate to work with Judge Kornmann and his permanent law clerk, Susan Margolies. Nick was hired by Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C. as a summer associate following his second year of law school. In 2014, Nick was elected as the Vice Dean of Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity. In 2015, Nick graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Law, and was then privileged to serve one year as the Law Clerk to South Dakota's Fourth Judicial Circuit. It was during this clerkship where Nick fell in love with the Northern Black Hills of South Dakota. After his one-year tenure with South Dakota's Fourth Judicial Circuit, Nick seized the opportunity to serve as a Law Clerk to The Honorable Charles B. Kornmann in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

In 2017, Nick moved back to Spearfish, South Dakota and joined Kinney Law, pc as an associate attorney. His primary areas of practice are: Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense, Real Estate, Business Law, and Estate Planning. Nick is licensed to practice in South Dakota and has been admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota. During his free time, Nick enjoys golfing, traveling, skiing, hiking, poker, and football.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Real Estate
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • South Dakota
  • U.S. District Court District of South Dakota

Education

  • University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, South Dakota
    • J.D. - 2015
  • University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business, Vermillion, South Dakota
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science cum laude
    • Major: Business Administration

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of South Dakota, Member
  • District Court for the District of South Dakota, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Courts, Law Clerk to the Honorable Charles B. Kornmann, Aberdeen, SD, August 3, 2016—July 15, 2017
  • Unified Judicial System, Law Clerk, August 3, 2015—August 3, 2016
  • Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C., Sioux Falls, SD, Summer 2014

Languages

  • English

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Delta Theta Phi
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
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